Ban all Religious Holidays?

Religious Holidays
Religious Holidays

How many times have you heard the term “Think outside the box”? That is one of those overuse terms that I always hear whenever a solution to a difficult problem is needed. But how do you decide if a solution is outside of the box or inside the box? First you have to know what the “the box” is. My guess is, “the box” is something normal, ordinary or expected. If my guess is correct then the School Board for a County in Florida has definitely come up with an “outside the box” solution”.

It all started when the Muslim Community in Hillsborough County Florida requested a day off for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Now what was the School board to do? Tell the Muslims they can’t have a religious holiday when the Jews and Christians have days off to recognize their religion? Of course not; but at the same time the School already felt like the children had too many days off as is, without adding an additional one to appease the Muslim Community.

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The School board decided to be as fair as they possible can. Why should the Jews and Christians have a day off but not the Muslims? The Board decided to do away with all religious holidays. So if you are a student in Hillsborough County Florida and enjoyed Good Friday, the Monday after Easter or the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur; you will not be having those days off anymore.

What a great solution; Education before Religion, just don’t put anything before Jah. Come to think of it though, I am not sure the solution is that much “out of the box”. We do similar things on a daily basis, for example if two children are fighting over a toy what do us as parents usually do? Take it away from both of them.

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Of course the School Board had to vote on this and the majority won. But what if you were solely in charge of making a decision in this case, what would you do?

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  1. great idea especially xmas most people are either atheist or agnostic is there really such a thing as god there is evidence that Christ was born in oc tober

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